Drones: Applications and Legal Questions


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Drones are used in a wide variety of ways, from film making to farming to espionage. But the technology is fraught with legal and ethical questions.

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Journalists, farmers, and filmmakers see exciting potential in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones. But the FAA claims they are unsafe and violate the civil air-space. Until those questions are decided, drones will continue to occupy the skies. This hour we’ll talk about the applications for drone technology, and implications for freedom of speech and privacy.


  • Michael Braasch, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Ohio University
  • Gary Daniels, chief lobbyist for the ACLU of Ohio
  • Matt Waite, Director of Drone Journalism Lab, Univ. of Nebraska- Lincoln

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